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Asia History and Culture

Asia History & Culture Holidays

Introduction

There's so much choice for history and culture holidays in Asia that you'll struggle to choose somewhere to focus on.

The Khmer Empire covered Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam at its height. At the heart of the Empire stands Angkor Wat and the other temple complexes such as Angkor Thom, the Bayon and Kbal Spean. Capital cities such as Bangkok and Phnom Penh are full of temples and palaces, whilst cities such as Chiang Mai and Siem Reap are gateways to discover the past.  Pagan's temples and ruins in Burma and the Plain of Jars in Laos are equally mysterious and worthy of exploration.

In China, the Qin Dynasty was short but had an enormous impact. Remnants of the empire include the Terracotta Army in Xi'an, which guards Emperor Qin's tomb. The Great Wall of China also stands as an historic monument to the achievements of ancient cultures, whilst the Forbidden City in Beijing showcases China's magnificent past, its opulent treasures and art.

The Silk Road stands as a living monument and the cities along its length trade on their past role as stop-off points for merchants and travellers; Samarkand in Uzbekistan and Almaty in Kazakhstan are full of spectacular sights and artefacts.

To meet the locals go in search of indigenous groups or hill tribes in Thailand and Vietnam in particular.

These are just some of the options available. You can also tailor-make your history and culture holiday in Asia by adding a city stay, Mekong River cruise, Yangtze River cruise or other excursion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

Our top itineraries for Asia History and Culture

Madras Mail on the Deccan Odyssey

16-day tailor-made rail & stay journey from £12,685 pp incl. flights

This spectacular itinerary will see you explore southern India, a myriad of glittering relics and shrines, rolling hills fringed by sandy beaches and vibrant cities like Mumbai and colonial Kochi with a journey on the Deccan Odyssey, one of the world's most opulent trains.

Singapore in Style

7-day city break from £1,780 pp incl. flights

If you’re looking for a luxury short break to Singapore, look no further. This curated itinerary will see you stay in two of its finest hotels, pairing city exploration with golden island beaches.

Best of Vietnam & Cambodia

17-day tailor-made journey from £3,380 pp incl. flights

From its great cities and iconic temples to off-the-beaten-track gems, this tour takes in the must-see highlights of two Asian heavyweights – Vietnam and Cambodia.

Lower Ganges Cruise with Pandaw

11-day tailor-made cruise from £2,275 pp incl. flights

This spectacular itinerary will see you travel in traditional style on the RV Orient Pandaw as you explore the incredible Lower Ganges.

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Top offers for Asia History and Culture

Japan’s Cultural & Coastal Discovery on Crystal Endeavor

19-day expedition voyage from £15,670 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Crystal Endeavor Launch Fares
Book by: 31 January 2019

This journey delves into the sacred sites of Japan – locales that have held the captivation of local residents and travelers for centuries. Visit temples, gardens and monumental heritage sites, remote islands of natural beauty and thriving cosmopolitan culture.

Japan Spring Blossoms on Star Legend

12-day cruise from £3,995 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive Fares
Book by: 28 February 2019

From Edo-period gardens to exquisitely preserved samurai homes, Japan remains one of the world's most diverse and fascinating destinations – at its most enchanting during the famous cherry blossom season. You'll explore it all with this spectacular cruse that starts in Tokyo and ends in Osaka.

Golden Temples, Ancient Shrines on Seven Seas Voyager

22-day cruise from £9,795 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Receive $500 credit per suite and free 3-night land tour
Book by: 31 December 2019

Take advantage of special fares and on board credit. Guests in all suite categories can enjoy a FREE 3-Night Essence of Bangkok pre-cruise land program or a FREE 3-Night Abu Dhabi, Dubai Dunes and Sharjah post-cruise land program on this voyage.

Myanmar Uncovered on Pandaw

17-day stay and cruise from £6,160 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive tailor-made fly, stay and cruise holiday

Between royal-capital tours and cottage-industry workshops, explore life along Myanmar's storied Irrawaddy River. There's also included hotel stays in Yangon and Inle Lake, introducing you to the gilded headlines of this most enigmatic of destinations.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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